Does anyone know anything about this land patent in Louisiana, dated 15 Jun 1837? [Sorry about all the capital letters, but that's the way it is on the BLM GLO website from which I copied this]
Accession/Serial #: LA0870__.501
JAMES DYER, MOSES WALKER, WASHINGTON EARLES EDENS, ANTHONY HOUSTON HOLCOMB, PETER GROUNDS, JOHN MCGEE, WILLIAM SMITH PATE, VINCENT WALKER, WALKER WILSON, MILES FULLER WARE, WILLIAMSON MATHIS JONES, JOSEPH SHAVER, GEORGE BOULT, HUGH GRYDER, COONROD GROUNDS, QUINTON DINES, JOHN WILSON, ELKIN TUGLE JONES, CHARLES PATE, MATHEW MCMILLEN, SANFORD SHAVER, ELIJAH SHAVER, JOHN GIREN, WILLIAM LEE, TANDY PATE, ELIAS ALLEN, JOHN CLANTON, JOHN LAMB, JAMES BURNHAM, JOSEPH ROGERS, BENJAMIN BROWN, ELIJAH MCKINZEY, SAMUEL HAYS, DANIEL HENDERSON, FRANCIS HENDERSON, ISHAM GERNER, THOMAS YOUNG, JOHN HENDERSON, FREDERICK GROUNDS, WILLIAM DYER, BARNABAS SAUCER MURRELL, ABRAHAM GIREN, JAMES HILER, JESSE MILLIONS, WILLIS MULLENS, JAMES WALKER, , JOEL WATERS MURRELL, JOHN GREEN WALKER, STEPHEN LANGFORD BUTLER, JESSE SIKES, ADAM LACKEY STEWART,HIRAM GARIN, ISAAC BUTLER, JOHN BAPTIST MCNUTT, DANIEL LETHERMAN, GRAVES LETHERMAN, WILLIAM TAYLOR, ELKIN TAYLOR, WILLIAM SHEPHERD, DANIEL ALEXANDER WILSON, FRIEND MCMAHAN, DAVID LAIRD, MICAJAH LINDSEY, PENNINGTON LINDSEY, DREWRY THOMPSON and HARDY HOLMES bought the E½ of the SE quarter of section 32/, Township 20-N, Range 5-W in CLAIBORNE County. This was 80 acres of land.
Why so many purchasers? What was so special about this piece of property? A month earlier, James DYER had bought the W half of that quarter section, and over a period of time he bought other land in the same section, as did John S DYER, James MCCALLA and Jack P GEE.
The Bureau of Land Management's Government Land Office records can be found athttp://www.glorecords.blm.gov/
I have a Micajah LINDSEY who owned land in MS about this time, but as far as I know would not have been in LA.